The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2022 will premiere two projects on June 7 at the TCL Chinese Theatres.
FRANKELDA’S BOOK OF SPOOKS – US PREMIERE!
Directed by Arturo Ambriz and Roy Ambriz. Frankelda, a brave little girl decides to challenge the world she lives in. She wants to be a writer, seeking help from a mysterious creature whose intentions are not entirely clear. (13 minutes)
REY MYSTERIO VS THE DARKNESS – US PREMIERE!
Directed by Hermanos Calavera. Oscar wants to watch his favorite wrestler, Rey Mysterio, in the ring, but his enthusiasm might lead him to Mysterio’s biggest secret…and the adventure of a lifetime! (11 minutes)
Screening to be followed with in-person Q&A with Arturo & Roy Ambriz and Los Hermanos Calavera, moderated by Pixelatl’s José Iñesta
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 at 7:00 PM
TCL Chinese Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) are pleased to host their 9th Annual Autism Awareness Month Special Event, Animating the Future for Exceptional Minds.
The event will feature Exceptional Minds, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California that prepares young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in the digital arts and entertainment industry. The event will include a sampling of their animation, an overview of their training program, and an interview and Q&A with students and staff.
Exceptional Minds is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming and other related fields in the entertainment industry. They provide technical and work readiness training customized to help students achieve their full artistic and professional potential.
Exceptional Minds is comprised of a vocational academy, post graduate program, and professional post-production studios.
San Diego Comic-Con is giving everyone free access to all the panels and other events…all from the comfort of home. Online panels are now available for viewing online!
Highlights From Past and Present Panels
ASIFA-Hollywood champions the art of animation and its creators. Before you view the current panels, be sure to watch some of the highlights of some of the best talents from the animation industry.
Voice-Over Superstars in Animation and Live Action
ASIFA-Hollywood and actor/writer Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush) will moderate a lively discussion with some of the best voice-over actors in animation and live-action! The panel includes Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons), EG Daily (Rugrats), Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time), Margaret Kerry (Clutch Cargo), and Jack Plotnick (Drawn Together).
Music in Motion Pictures and Television: The Soundtrack of Comic Book Characters and Superheroes
ASIFA-Hollywood presents renowned music producer, Robert Townson (Cinema Morricone – An Intimate Celebration), in a roundtable discussion with the new generation of film music giants on the art and craft of composing music for Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Panelists include Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy), Christophe Beck (WandaVision), Christopher Lennertz (The Boys), and Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood present a non-denominational celebration paying tribute to and honoring members of the animation community that passed away in 2020.
Co-hosted by The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood, the Afternoon of Remembrance (AOR), is an annual Hollywood tradition. For over a quarter century, AOR pays tribute to all who created animation, from top industry leaders to the rank-and-file artists. Those who will be honored this year include: Mickey Mouse comic-strip artist Roman Arambula; Scooby-Doo creators and collaborators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears; Disney animator Ann Sullivan; and Emmy-winning animation writer David Wise.
This is a non-denominational service; event co-founder and The Animation Guild President-Emeritus Tom Sito describes it as a moment to “remember, laugh, cry and share stories as we say good-bye to all our friends who left us in 2020.”
This year’s online event takes place Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and those interested in attending can register HERE.
The debut of Comic-Con@Home 2020 premiers this week and ASIFA-Hollywood will be there! Due to health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a very different year for the annual celebration. San Diego Comic-Con is giving everyone free access to all the panels and other events …all from the comfort of home.
We will be presenting two panels that you won’t want to miss! From masters of illustration who created some of your favorite movie posters to movers and shakers in animation, we’ll keep you entertained with lively conversations!
The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars, Thursday, 07/23/20, 5:00 PM
ASIFA-Hollywood and some of the brightest talents in animation will assemble for a lively discussion about the inner workings of the animation biz! Moderator David Derks (vice president of ASIFA-Hollywood), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), Brooke Keesling (head of animation talent development at Bento Box), Mike Hollingsworth (BoJack Horseman), and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Disney Mickey Mouse).
Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster, Sunday, 07/26/20, 3:00 PM
The history of the illustrated movie poster can be tied into the history of art itself, the panelists have expressed that they have ‘learned from the masters’ and that ‘we all stand on the shoulders of giants’. This year we welcome artist Paul Shipper (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) as host to the ASIFA Hollywood panel featuring artists Steve Chorney (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Alita Battle Angel), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Rory Kurtz (The Graduate, Baby Driver), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers II), Akiko Stehrenberger (Girl on Fire, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), William Stout (Wizards, High School Rock) and Drew Struzan (Hook, Back to the Future).
On Wednesday, July 22, San Diego Comic-Con will open an interactive online exhibit hall at www.comic-con.org. To begin exploring the virtual floor, move your cursor over a booth or table on the Comic-Con@Home online map and a pop-up will appear with an exhibitor’s name. (Please note: Not all exhibitors that were confirmed for Comic-Con 2020 opted to participate in Comic-Con@Home 2020.)
If you want more information on an exhibitor or want to see what they are offering for Comic-Con@Home, click on the booth or table and a pop-up will appear on the left with a synopsis of their information. You can click on “View More Company Information” to go to the exhibitor’s full profile page. Here you’ll find the same short company description as well as a randomly selected set of three of the exhibitor’s featured items.
Be sure to visit our space at #1534!
When you visit our online booth, be sure to sign up for an ASIFA-Hollywood membership at Comic-Con@Home and receive a free copy of the animated films “Chico & Rita” and “A Cat in Paris,” and an ASIFA-Hollywood drawstring bag via mail!
Each membership provides access to animation screenings, industry events, and more!
Accessing Panels and Other Special Events Online
For those of you who want to some of San Diego Comic-Con’s other offerings, Comic-Con@Home 2020 will also feature over 350 separate panels spread out over all five days of the event. Here’s how it will work:
You can peruse through the event schedule and read the panel descriptions to decide what you’d like to see.
The majority of the panels will also be available after the July 22-26 dates; however, some panels may have a limited time period attached to them and may not be available after a certain date.
Each panel will contain a link that, once clicked, will launch another page that has the panel video embedded in it. The video will be available on the date and time listed.
When it’s available, simply push play and watch. It’s that simple!
The Annecy Film Festival has generously provided ASIFA-Hollywood with a number of free festival pass promo codes for its festival this year, which will be held online from June 15-30. Details of what the festival pass provides can be found at their official website.
Due to the limited amount of promo codes provided, ASIFA-Hollywood will distribute them via a lottery.
Information on how to participate in the lottery will be sent to members of ASIFA-Hollywood via email. The winners will be notified via email by Thursday, June 11th.
About Annecy International Animation Festival
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998.
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by ASIFA International.
Set your calendar for ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual general membership meeting. This year, we will be adding ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum meeting to the schedule.
Join us online and take an active part in our ongoing growth. Get some insight into current financials, membership numbers, community activities, film preservation efforts, Annie Awards, ASIFA Animation Center Progress, and expanded efforts regarding the Animation Aid Foundation and current coronavirus issues. The agenda will include a special report on the Animation Educators Forum activities, scholarships, and grants.
Tuesday, April 28 Online at 7:00 p.m
Members will receive RSVP information via email
Members who RSVP by April 24 will receive an invitation to the online meeting. Your membership ID number is required for the voting process, which is located on physical and digital membership cards. If you are unable to locate your membership ID number, please contact ASIFA-Hollywood at email@example.com prior to the meeting.
An event featuring animation luminaries who have each uniquely advanced diversity within the animation industry, including Jane Baer, Floyd Norman and Willie Ito. The panel will be moderated by film scholar Mindy Johnson.
From the earliest explorations of animated movement, a wide array of pioneering talent—women, Asian, African American, Latina, LGBTQ+—have played a vital part in transforming a cinematic novelty into a powerful industry. This event features trailblazing artists and writers—including Floyd Norman, Jane Baer and Willie Ito—who have each uniquely advanced diversity within the animation community. The Animation Guild will host a timely conversation about the history and current state of gender and race in animation production; followed by an industry mixer.
Championing Diversity: A Conversation with Animation Luminaries Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Colony Theatre 555 North 3rd Street Burbank, 91502
Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Seating is limited. Information on how to RSVP will be sent to members of ASIFA-Hollywood via email.
Free parking will be available in the structure adjacent to theater.
ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum at CTN animation eXpo
The CTN animation eXpo November 21-24, 2019 Burbank Convention Center
The theme this year is “Transformations” shedding a light on growth in both the hard and soft skills of being an animation artist and a human being. We get swept away in the details on ‘how’ but not enough about ‘why’, though it is the “why” is what makes what we do so remarkable.
While at the eXpo, please stop by the ASIFA Booth B09 to say ‘hello’ and learn more about our growing organization and also join us for…
ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum will present at the CTN eXpo “Defining Animation in a Period of Hyper-Change.”
Saturday, November 23, 11:00 a.m. Academy 6
Defining what animation is has always been a topic of intense discussion among scholars and practitioners alike. In an age of rapid technological change, an increasing number of “animated films,” like the digital remake of The Lion King, are promoted as live-action films. Join us in a discussion of how these changes affect animation education and the very idea of what it means to be an animator.
Our panelists will include: Quique Rivera, Owner, Acho Studio, Los Angeles Sari Gennis, Independent Animator & Visual Effects Artist Jason MacLeod, Business Representative, The Animation Guild Bill Kroyer, Professor & Director of Digital Arts, Chapman University Moderated by Harvey Deneroff, AEF Steering Committee Chair
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